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Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:47

I should add the one I'm waiting on, only has 60 plots. I was quite surprised to hear how short the waiting list is!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:47

@Lisa, I used to live in Birmingham, and directly opposite my house was a huuuuge allotment, it must have had 200+ plots, and the waiting list was something like 2 years too. My Dad had one for a couple of years, hardly waited at all, there seems to have been a massive boom in people taking them up.

I live in Worcester now and there's one a few minutes walk away, and another another couple of minutes away. There seems to be a lot in the city centre, which is great considering how many homes there are that are minus gardens!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:58

I suppose I'll find that out when we get to see it! We only want a half size one, big enough to grow some veggies, potatoes, carrots, onions.

I'm going to be rather impatient now! Our own garden doesn't have any earth to plant things in, it's all in pots, I'm very much looking forward to digging to victory!

Plant ID please

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:53

I was going to go with the primula, simply because I have a pink one, which was recently ID'd for me, and it looks pretty similar!

 you'll need to zoom in, it the pink one on the right, I've since brought it in as it doesn't like being outside!


Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:34

Hello all,

I've decided to join a waiting list for an allotment locally to me, there are three other people on this waiting list, and currently - according to the website - three vacant plots... Hopefully this means I am next in line for a plot.


Is this a bad time to be acquiring an allotment? What can I expect, and will need to buy, besides the obvious - spade and fork and the such...

I'm very excited and can not wait to hear from the council, and hopefully in the none too distant future!

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:29
ECOBABY wrote (see)

David, know Milford and Shugborough well, take my Jack Russel Molly for walks along the canal and back through Shugborough grounds quite a lot in the summer. I live just outside Stafford town centre. I came to Stafford to Collage in 1978 and met my husband and never went home. What a small world we live in. My husband remembers a number of years ago bringing our middle daughter home from Rugeley and encountering a stag on the Milford road early in the morning hours. 

shugborough is a firm favourite of mine. had one of the nicest dates with my OH there too at a bonfire night fireworks show.

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:14
David K wrote (see)

I love those, SweetPea.....I like them most because of the story behind them.

I used to develop, print & enlarge my own black & white films, but never quite got the hang of processing colour.

I could only do it because I did it at uni and college, I recently bought a black and white darkroom set up to turn the cellar into a dark room, but I have to admit, I lost my liking for it after starting it as a degree, as I've since left university I've really had no inclination to pick up my camera again. I think with some lovely flowers growing though, I'll be more inclined to take some photos again, probably on the DSLR though.

There's something very nice about holding a print you've taken and developed yourself though isn't there?

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:58

I don't have any recent photos, but I thought I'd have a look through some of my old photos from a couple of years ago from when I lived in Birmingham, or when I still lived at home in Burton with my folks...


Most if not all are from old film camera, with out of date film, which I had developed myself or had cross processed. I studied photography for a wee while. So they haven't been tampered with digitally and whatnot, believe it or not!

 My Dad's sporadic approach to gardening, if he liked it, it can grow, and as much as it liked to.

 I do like it when a photo looks more like a painting than a photo, these two were taken in the University of Birmingham's grounds.

This is probably one of my favourite flower photos, as I don't really take that many really, but this was growing totally alone in with some trees.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:38

I'd love to be able to grow peppers like that! The baby ones in my greenhouse are really struggling, very jealous!

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 11:29

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